Yes, Bill has a republic you just canít pass up, except you have no idea what it looks like, what itíll do and how itíll operate.
Reflections of a survivor of the 60s: how has Australia changed in this half century, and are we now a more ethical society?
Trumpís electoral success and ongoing shenanigans proves beyond doubt the failure of contemporary democracy - so hereís a possible alternative.
Clearly, it is long overdue to reform Australian politics and voters are now in a mood to take a huge hit at a complacent Establishment which is serving us badly.
I think we are seeing a slow shift to something with which Europeans are more familiar than Australians, a more-or-less stable multi-party system.
What amazes me is, whenever theyíre not pointing fingers and directing bile at each other, their policies are often the same.
This article puts forward a simple thesis. The expectation that the elected members of a party toe their party line is the complete antithesis of democracy.
The most intriguing aspect is the inability of insiders to provide a coherent account of what is actually going on. How did Donald Trump, you know, happen?
Labor and Liberal are both to blame. Well might Australians say, 'a plague on both your houses'.
So let's all step up! Let's make a stand on moral principle and commit to making more ethical food choices in the future to reduce animal suffering.
Reports of more terrorist attacks force us to once again address the question: why are westerners enlisting with ISIS?
As with multiculturalism, diversity does not seem to include the possibility of syncretism or the evolution of new forms of culture out of existing forms.